American Electric Power Service Corp., on behalf of its affiliate AEP Texas Central Co., filed on Nov. 25 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a Service Agreement for a 230-MW wind project.
The agreement, under the Open Access Transmission Service Tariff of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), is a fully executed preliminary development agreement dated Nov. 3, 2014 between AEP Texas Central and EC&R Development LLC.
The agreement provides for the preliminary planning, engineering, design, and procurement activities prior to the execution of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement associated with EC&R’s future 230-MW wind project, to be located in Willacy County, Texas. The wind project is planned to go into commercial operation on Dec. 31, 2015.
A contact e-mail address in the agreement for project developer EC&R Development, email@example.com, is for international power company E.ON. Said the E.ON website: “In Europe and the US, we operate onshore wind farms with an installed capacity of about 4.000 MW. Amongst them is Roscoe in Texas, at 782 MW one of the world’s largest onshore wind farms.” E.ON’s renewable energy arm is called E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R).